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Bristol Blenheim saloon
our thanks to the Bristol owners club


When viewed at its launch in 1994, replacing both types Brigand and Britannia, details of this new derivation of the Type 603 Saloon amply justified the adoption of yet another famous Bristol Aeroplane Company name for this type.

The curved lower edge of the grille aperture of the new Blenheim emulates the grille chrome trim used on the early 410 and the 411 s3 lighting treatment is remembered in a return to the use of Siamesed driving lamps.

Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 in  
Track front 1426 mm 56.1 in  
rear 1438 mm 56.6 in  
Length 4861 mm 191.4 in  
Width 1746 mm 68.7 in  
Height 1438 mm 56.6 in  
Kerb weight 1762 kg 3885 lb  
Fuel capacity 82
UK Gal
US Gal
Manufacturer Chrysler
Type V-8
16 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Main bearings 5
Bore stroke 101.60mm 90.93mm
4 in 3.58 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 1.12
Displacement 5898 cc
(359.918 cu in)
Unitary capacity 737.25 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Coolant Water
Specific torque  
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Steering recirculating ball PAS
Turning circle 11.90 m
Suspension Front I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear I.TB.WL.
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Brake ∅ F/R / mm
Transmission 4A
Drive RWD